Cannabidiol is the second most common active ingredient in marijuana. It’s a “Cannabinoid”. Cannabinoids interact with an important Electro-Chemical signalling system in your nerves called “the Endocannabinoid system”. While your body produces natural Cannabinoids (called “Endocannabinoids”) which activate this system, the system of nerve cell receptors and chemicals can also be triggered by the “Phyto-Cannabinoids” in marijuana, such as CBD.
Will cannabidiol make me feel “high”?
No. Cannabidiol does not cause mood elevation or “Euphoria”, also known as a high. By itself, CBD will not cause you to feel high. However, many Cannabidiol products also include THC, which may cause a mood lift.
According to the World Health Organization, “In general, clinical studies have reported that even high doses of oral CBD do not cause the those effects that are characteristic for THC and for Cannabis rich in THC. For example, in a study of healthy volunteers administered 200mg oral CBD, Cannabidiol did not produce any impairments of motor or Psycho-Motor performance.”
People report that CBD has a calming effect on mood, and promoting a non-euphoric sense of calm and well-being.
Is cannabidiol addictive?
What is cannabidiol being used for?
The vast range of CBD’s potential applications is thought to stem from its action on both the Endocannabinoid signalling system and Non-Endocannabinoid signalling systems — all of which play a role in most human bodily functions.
How do I take cannabidiol?
CBD can be taken in all the same ways as other types of Cannabis. It can be smoked, vaporized, taken sublingually, eaten or used as a topical. Most clinical applications involve taking the CBD orally in a solution, called a “tincture”.
What is one dose of cannabidiol? Can I overdose on CBD?
The World Health Organisation reported: “A wide range of oral doses have been reported in the literature, with most from 100- 800mg/day.”
The right dosing for CBD depends greatly on the person taking it. Some may only need a small amount (say five milligrams), while others may need very large doses (200 mg+). Still, the World Health Organization reviewed the safety of CBD in it’s report and found that “there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” , no CBD overdoses have been reported.
Who should not use cannabidiol?
CBD is considered very safe, but might not be right for everyone.
Some people have also experienced mild negative side effects like hypotension, dry mouth, psychomotor slowing, light-headedness, and sedation when using CBD. These could be reasons to avoid it.
A 2017 review in the Journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research concluded: “the most commonly reported side effects were tiredness, diarrhea, and changes of appetite/weight.”
CBD can also cause negative drug interactions with other drugs someone might be taking. According to the WHO review, “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of interactions between CBD and people’s’ existing medications.”